Today's best photos: from the Hong Kong skyline to a post-quarantine Australia

'The National' selects the most striking pictures from around the world

Shooting the Hong Kong skyline

Photography enthusiasts take pictures of the setting sun over Hong Kong. October is an enjoyable time for outdoor activities as the temperature averages between 19°C and 28°C and humidity is low.

Mexican caravan

A sunburnt migrant girl is bathed by her mother with rain water as they take part in a caravan heading to Mexico City.

Haiti fuel shortage

Cars line up and people wait with motorcycles and plastic containers at a petrol station amid a nationwide shortage of fuel, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Picture taken with a drone.

North Macedonia election

Supporters of the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party celebrate victory in the local elections at the party headquarters in Skopje, North Macedonia. The country's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev announced his resignation after the centre-right coalition won a landslide local election victory.

Covid-19 protest in Morocco

Security forces stand guard as they prepare to disperse a protest against the government enforcing a mandatory Covid-19 vaccine pass, in Rabat, Morocco.

Australia opens to international travel

People embrace in the arrival hall of Sydney Airport in Australia. Vaccinated overseas travellers entering Australia's biggest states, New South Wales and Victoria, no longer need to quarantine on arrival, while millions of Australians living on the country's east coast can finally leave their home soil without a permit.

Pikachu hat

A with a Pikachu hat attends the 27th Manga Fair 2021 in Barcelona.

Horse riding in Afghanistan

A boy riding a horse next to Qargha Reservoir on the outskirts of Kabul.

Updated: November 1st 2021, 2:58 PM